Sun 8 - Fri 13 Dec

The Captive

Cert. 15

Special Screenings

La Captive

118 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 2000 | dir. Chantal Akerman, with Stanislas Merhar, Sylvie Testud | new digital 2K restoration

Loosely inspired by Proust’s The Prisoner, Akerman’s hypnotic exploration of erotic obsession circles around the relationship between the seemingly pliant Ariane and the disturbingly jealous Simon.

Special screening preceded by a talk with Pr Edward Hughes (Queen Mary University London) on 13 Dec at 7pm

Marking the 100th anniversary of the publication of A l’Ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs, awarded the Prix Goncourt the same year.


25 and Under, cinema for £5

Get cheap film tickets with the 25 and Under Scheme at Ciné Lumière


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